Archive for January, 2015

Matt and Lauren were married near brookside and had their wedding reception by the plaza just a few weeks before Christmas.  What a wonderful way to spend time during the holidays.  Celebrating love, family and friendships.  It is already wonderfully festive near Christmas with the plaza lights but add a wedding to the mix with hints of evergreen decorations, it is enough to make one giddy :)  And you could see that Lauren & Matt’s family and friends were just that…..giddy from the excitement and joy.

The day was a bit cool and drizzly to start but the drizzle subsided and the gentlemen lent the ladies their jackets while we were out photographing the bridal party at the Nelson-Atkins  Museum of Art.

The day started out with everyone getting ready at the Plaza Marriott.  Lauren’s dress was simply beautiful.

peterson-8 I am a lover of Kate Spade shoes, they are always so timeless and feminine.peterson-5 How cute is Lauren’s mom?!?!  And flowers by Craig Sole!  Always great to see him :)peterson-41 It was so sweet seeing Lauren laugh and cry while reading Matt’s letter and opening her gift from him :)peterson-29 Seriously?  What a beautiful bride!peterson-108 Oh my goodness.  I was totally tearing up when Lauren’s dad saw his baby girl in her wedding dress.peterson-109 While I was hanging out with the girls, my second photographer, Jessica was photographing the boys getting ready :)peterson-37 peterson-47 peterson-64 peterson-126 peterson-167 The pink bridesmaids dresses with the baby’s-breath flowers.  LOVE!!!!peterson-172 Adorbs :)peterson-184 peterson-196 peterson-206 peterson-210 peterson-230 peterson-232 peterson-244 peterson-255 peterson-259 I really really love photographing brides 😉peterson-266 Matt had me cracking up during these photos :)peterson-293 One of my favorites!!!!peterson-275 peterson-280 More favorites!!!!!!!peterson-302 peterson-311 Love Jessica’s shot from the side!!!!peterson-321 I may have underestimated the amount of goose poop we would have to walk through to get to a spot that was going to look fabulous in photos 😎  I am sure this will be a funny moment to think about years to come :)peterson-316 peterson-327 peterson-330Love this location for lovely winter photos :)  Worth the walk :)
peterson-341 peterson-362 peterson-382 Lauren is close with her grandpa and made a special time to see him before the ceremony.  Super super sweet :)peterson-388 peterson-468 peterson-480 Of course we had to stop for a few plaza lights photos!peterson-568 The reception was at the Grand Street Cafe event space and was decorated so beautifully!peterson-542 peterson-607 peterson-628 peterson-658 peterson-678 peterson-670 peterson-696 I can’t help but think about my husband dancing with our little girl at her wedding someday. Tears.peterson-704 Then they busted out in some serious dancing moves.peterson-716 I have to say that Lauren’s mom and all of her sorority sisters were really raising the fun bar at the reception.  It was a battle of the sororities fun :)peterson-778 peterson-784 peterson-861


Congratulations Lauren & Matt!!!!!!!!!  Happy 2015 newlywedding!!!!!


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